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Arlington Pet of the Week: Taz

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Taz, a 10-year-old cat who loves sleeping on laps and has a nightly yowling ritual.

Here’s what his owner, Rachael, had to say:

This adorable green-eyed wonder’s name is Taz! He is a little over 10 years old and he and his sister Rox (not pictured) were adopted from Animal Care and Control in San Francisco, CA when he was roughly 2 months old. After a very exciting road trip across the country, he now lives in Arlington and enjoys avoiding the snow every winter and the heat and humidity every summer.

This stud has a lot to say and he sure likes to speak his mind! He’s developed a specific “meow” for everything including voicing his displeasure, desires, and his nightly yowling ritual. He is also very handsy and likes to reach and grab for everything he wants. It’s like having a pet raccoon, really. He can pick up a piece of kibble from the ground, lift it to his face, and eat it right out of his paw! He often tries to do this with anything anyone is eating.

One thing that Taz does not like is being outdoors. Taking walks on a harness? Hates it. Sitting on the balcony on a sunny day? Nope. Watching wildlife? He’d rather just stare at his mom and dad. Things that Taz absolutely loves is being around people. He loves being carried around the house and sleeping in laps. In fact, if you just look at him, it will cause him to start purring. He’s definitely our special little guy!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of six consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Awards, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year and a proud supporter of the Arlington County Pawsitively Prepared Campaign.

Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting in Arlington and all of Northern Virginia, as well as PetPrep training courses for Pet Care, CPR and emergency preparedness.

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